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2 June 1969|
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Other names||The Hammer|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Stafford, Queensland, Australia|
|Rank||black belt in Japanese Ju-Jitsu|
|Years active||1996–2004, 2008–present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Chris Haseman (born 2 June 1969 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian mixed martial artist. Haseman is currently signed with Fighting Network RINGS and is a longtime veteran of the promotion (1995 - 2012). Regarded as a pioneer of MMA in Australia he competed in Australia's first MMA show along with events such as the UFC and the World Fighting Alliance.
Haseman took part in RINGS's 2000 King of Kings tournament. He fought Tsuyoshi Kohsaka in the first round, almost finishing the fight with an armbar, but he was defeated by Kohsaka by unanimous decision at the end. Chris, however, won the special match of the tournament, submitting Brad Koholer by ambar from the bottom in 1:11.
He returned at the next edition of the tournament, being pitted first against Carlson Gracie trainee Carlos Barreto. The bout was primarily fought on the feet, with Barreto having the reach advantage and cutting Haseman on his forehead with a punch, and later Haseman returning the favour with a right hook which downed the Brazilian. At the end, Haseman won by unanimous decision after controlling the last round. Haseman next faced professional wrestler Yoshihisa Yamamoto, but the match turned into an upset when the latter, who had been consistently dominated except by an armbar attempt, hit several glancing leg kicks which damaged Haseman's leg. Chris lost by KO and was eliminated.
Chris later competed against world class fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko, Evan Tanner and Matt Hughes and retired after losing to Canadian Bill Mahood in Spartan Reality Fight series 9 in 2004. Four years later in 2008, he returned to the sport and earned an 18-second knockout win over Japanese Yuji Hisamatsu.
Haseman was scheduled to return to the octagon in 2010 for a rematch against Elvis Sinosic at UFC 110, the first UFC event to be held in Australia. However, just a day before the fight, Sinosic was forced to withdraw with a shoulder injury.
Championships and accomplishments
- Fighting Network RINGS
- Ultimate Caged Combat
- 1997 Caged Combat 1 Tournament Runner Up
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|37 matches||20 wins||17 losses|
|Loss||20–17||Gennadiy Kovalev||TKO (punches)||Rings – Reincarnation||9 March 2012||2||0:28||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||20–16||Yuji Hisamatsu||KO (spinning back kick)||FWC 1: Return of the Hammer||15 November 2008||1||0:18||Australia|
|Loss||19–16||Bill Mahood||TKO (corner stoppage)||Spartan Reality Fight 9||3 April 2004||3||1:16||Australia|
|Loss||19–15||Akihiro Gono||Decision (majority)||ZST 2 – The Battle Field 2||9 March 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||19–14||Mike van Arsdale||TKO (strikes)||WFA 3: Level 3||23 November 2002||2||3:10||Nevada, United States|
|Loss||19–13||Evan Tanner||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 38||13 July 2002||3||5:00||England|
|Win||19–12||Yukiyasu Ozawa||Submission (kimura)||Premium Challenge||6 May 2002||1||6:24||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||18–12||Fedor Emelianenko||TKO (strikes)||Rings: World Title Series Grand Final||15 February 2002||1||2:50||Yokohama, Japan||RINGS 2001 Absolute Class Tournament Finals|
|Win||18–11||Egidijus Valavicius||Submission (armbar)||Rings: World Title Series 5||21 December 2001||1||3:08||Yokohama, Japan||RINGS 2001 Absolute Class Tournament Semifinals|
|Win||17–11||Koba Tkeshelashvili||Decision (unanimous)||Rings: World Title Series 4||20 October 2001||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||RINGS 2001 Absolute Class Tournament First Round|
|Loss||16–11||Gustavo Machado||Decision (unanimous)||Rings: 10th Anniversary||11 August 2001||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||RINGS 2001 Middleweight Championship Tournament Semifinals|
|Win||16–10||Alexandre Ferreira||Submission (guillotine choke)||Rings: World Title Series 2||15 June 2001||1||3:03||Yokohama, Japan||RINGS 2001 Middleweight Championship Tournament First Round|
|Loss||15–10||Yoshihisa Yamamoto||TKO (strikes)||Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block B||22 December 2000||1||3:51||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||15–9||Carlos Barreto||Decision (unanimous)||Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block B||22 December 2000||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||14–9||Joe Slick||Decision||Rings Australia: Free Fight Battle||12 November 2000||1||10:00||Australia|
|Loss||13–9||Jeremy Horn||Submission (armbar)||Rings USA: Rising Stars Final||30 September 2000||1||2:36||Illinois, United States||RINGS 2000 Rising Stars Middleweight Tournament Finals|
|Win||13–8||Yasuhito Namekawa||Submission (kimura)||Rings USA: Rising Stars Final||30 September 2000||1||1:30||Illinois, United States||RINGS 2000 Rising Stars Middleweight Tournament Semifinals|
|Loss||12–8||Matt Hughes||Decision (unanimous)||Rings: Millennium Combine 3||23 August 2000||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||12–7||Jermaine Andre||Submission (toe hold)||Rings USA: Rising Stars Block A||15 July 2000||1||1:23||Utah, United States||RINGS 2000 Rising Stars Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinals|
|Win||11–7||Matt Frost||Submission (armbar)||Rings USA: Rising Stars Block A||15 July 2000||1||0:30||Utah, United States||RINGS 2000 Rising Stars Middleweight Tournament First Round|
|Loss||10–7||Iouri Bekichev||KO (punch)||Rings Russia: Russia vs. The World||20 May 2000||1||2:30||Ekaterinburg, Russia|
|Win||10–6||Yasuhito Namekawa||Submission (guillotine choke)||Rings Australia: NR 4||19 March 2000||1||6:50||Australia|
|Win||9–6||Brad Kohler||Submission (kimura)||Rings: King of Kings 1999 Final||26 February 2000||1||1:11||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||8–6||Tsuyoshi Kohsaka||Decision (split)||Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block B||22 December 1999||3||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||8–5||Willie Peeters||Submission (kneebar)||Rings: Rise 5th||19 August 1999||1||3:13||Japan|
|Win||7–5||Masayuki Naruse||Submission (kimura)||Rings: Rise 2nd||23 April 1999||1||8:18||Japan|
|Win||6–5||Yasuhito Namekawa||Submission (arm triangle choke)||Rings: Rise 1st||20 March 1999||1||7:42||Japan|
|Win||5–5||Dick Vrij||Submission (rear naked choke)||Rings Australia: NR 3||7 March 1999||1||5:17||Australia|
|Loss||4–5||Kenichi Yamamoto||Submission||Rings: Third Fighting Integration||29 May 1998||1||12:39||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||4–4||Valentijn Overeem||Decision (unanimous)||Rings Holland: The King of Rings||8 February 1998||2||5:00||Netherlands|
|Loss||4–3||Mitsuya Nagai||Submission (heel hook)||Rings – Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal 1||25 October 1997||1||9:18||Japan|
|Win||4–2||Alexander Otsuka||TKO (doctor stoppage from a cut)||Rings – Extension Fighting 2||22 April 1997||1||7:03||Japan|
|Loss||3–2||Mario Sperry||Submission (strikes)||Caged Combat 1||22 March 1997||1||1:12||Australia||Caged Combat 1 Finals|
|Win||3–1||Elvis Sinosic||Submission (chin to the eye)||Caged Combat 1||22 March 1997||1||2:47||Australia||Caged Combat 1 Semifinals|
|Win||2–1||Hiriwa Te Rangi||Submission (chin to the eye)||Caged Combat 1 – Australian Ultimate Fighting||22 March 1997||1||0:55||Australia||Caged Combat 1 First Round|
|Loss||1–1||Murilo Bustamante||TKO (corner stoppage)||MARS – Martial Arts Reality Superfighting||22 November 1996||1||1:01||Alabama, United States|
|Win||1–0||Willie Peeters||N/A||Rings – Budokan Hall 1996||24 January 1996||N/A||Tokyo, Japan|
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- The Official Website of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®. UFC (26 November 2013).
- "Pro Wrestling History". prowrestlinghistory.com.